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Thursday, April 30, 2009

The US Supreme Court justices have now heard the final oral arguments for this term. Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor at Slate.com, explains some of the high stakes cases and the decisions to come. Plus, Indian men living in the US are striking out when it comes to landing Indian brides; and an innovative health care model for small businesses. Vote on the Finalists in the BL Satire Slam!

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Dahlia Lithwick

Final Arguments

The Supreme Court heard the last oral arguments of the term yesterday. Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor at Slate.com, discusses this year's cases and the decisions yet to come.

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Voting Rights Act Up For Debate

One of the key decisions facing the Supreme Court this year has to do with a central provision of the Voting Rights Act. Debo Adegbile of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund argued the case before the court yesterday; Abigail Thernstrom, of the Manhattan Institute and the

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Striking Out

Indian men living in the US used to have a leg up when searching for a wife back in India. Shefali Anand, Wall Street Journal reporter, on how the recession has hurt their chances of ending up with an Indian bride.

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Swine Flu Update

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e-Cool

Michael McDonough, architect and creator of the e-House, and Elias Dagher, founder and senior principal of Dagher Engineering, discuss the e-House and the innovative systems used in this experimental, sustainable house in the Mid-Hudson Valley.

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Piloting Affordable Healthcare

Jim Rodriguez, executive director of the 3-Share program at the University of Texas Medical Branch, talks about a pilot program in Texas aimed at providing affordable health coverage to small businesses and David Ores, M.D. discusses the nonprofit health care cooperative he runs for city restaurant workers on ...

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